CHRIS NATROP: Exhibition in Maine

Los Angeles-based installation artist Chris Natrop transforms the Zillman Gallery into a mesmerizing environment of gleaming free form cutouts created from mirrored Plexiglas and acid-cut brass.  His wall-based Duplex Mirror Rush is composed of multiple elements of intricately shaped mirrors installed in the corner of the gallery. The silhouette shapes, which are derived from the artist’s original large-cut paper compositions, are digitally altered.

In much of his work, Natrop uses a utility knife to spontaneously cut away a large sheet of paper to create forms that reference plants and hanging vegetation.

After establishing himself in the San Francisco art scene, Chris Natrop moved to Los Angeles in 2005. With exhibitions at notable museums, galleries and art centers under his belt, it’s safe to say that the city of angels has welcomed his exquisite hand-cut multimedia installations with open arms.  Chris Natrop has been represented by Taylor De Cordoba since 2009.

Chris Natrop’s new work is on view at Umaine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow Street Bangor, ME 04401

June 22 – September 15, 2012